Sunday, 8 July 2007

Recent Bakesale Madness

Sorry for the long hiatus. My hard drive died. It's still MIA. I'm doing this entry via flickr.

I recently made a shitload of cakes and cookies for two bakesales at my music centre: one to raise money for our tour to Dublin + Belfast next year, and one for the mass summer 'extravaganza' type thing, where all 900 students perform in their respective groups. there were about students and parents included, there were over 2000 people there. Needless to say, there were a lot of cakes.

Anyway, for both events I worked my socks off - no, I'm not ashamed to say it, because I really DID work bloody hard - and I'm pretty proud of what I achieved. For the mammoth event in particular, I spent about two days baking/frosting etc. (on and off). I think you can tell that I'm really committed to/in love with my music centre. I've been there for 11 years, and the staff and students are some of the best people I know. I definitely like them a hell of a lot more than the people at my high school. That was just Pretentious Bitch Plc., co-owned by Insane Unnecessary Pressure Ltd.

Anyway, enough about how much I hated high school. Let's get onto some delicious and fattening edible shit.

BAKE SALE #1 (The Dublin/Belfast Tour Fund)

CHOCOLATE & CHERRY RICE KRISPY CAKES


Rice Krispies + cocoa/syrup/marg + glacé cherries. Yum!

BLONDIE WITH CHOCOLATE CHIPS


Isa's recipe from the PPK. These were so fucking good. Moist + gooey and chocolate and just like heaven. Amazing.

COFFEE & DATE CUPCAKES WITH COCONUT FROSTING


Brain food! I made these up as I went along. And the frosting was melted (solid) creamed coconut mixed with icing sugar.

CHOC ORANGE SPICE FLAPJACKS


The flapjack bit had candied orange peel in, and the chocolate was Green & Black's Maya Gold chocolate. These were really popular!


MICROMINI LEMON CUPCAKES WITH STRAWBERRY


Another brain recipe. I did them in a really mini muffin pan, and then put raspberry jam inside, and covered them with strawberry buttercream + fresh strawberries.

BAKE SALE #2 (The mass event)

MEXICAN CHOC ORANGE CUPCAKES


The cupcakes had candied orange zest, orange juice, candied orange peel + mixed spice in, and the buttercream featured Green & Black's Maya Gold chocolate (that stuff is great). And yeah, I know they look a bit like tits. What's not to love? They sold out in about an hour.



BLONDIES: ROUND TWO


Isa's recipe again. They came out even better than the first lot, coz I let 'em bake a bit longer, so they had a crunchier top, but were still lush and gooey underneath. I could marry this recipe. Oh, and they sold out in 20 minutes.



COFFEE & DATE COCONUT CUPCAKES: ROUND TWO


Same recipe, but with a bit more coffee (it was pretty subtle the first time). Also for the frosting I just did a basic buttercream frosting but added in desiccated coconut, and then rolled the frosted cupcakes in the leftover 'dust' at the bottom of a Chocolate Shredded Wheats packet.

TIGER BISCUITS


Plain biscuits smeared in coffee buttercream and rolled in Grape Nuts.

ORANGE CREAM SANDWICH BISCUITS


The biscuits were orange flavoured, and so was the buttercream. So yeah, the name is pretty descriptive, eh?

LEMON & STRAWBERRY CUPCAKES: ROUND TWO


But normal size this time! I adapted the recipe a little, and this time put the jam on top instead of inside. Also the frosting was a better consistency, so it was more pipeable, rather than just being spready like the last lot.


What a fuckload of baked goods, eh? My teeth hurt just to look at it all.

8 comments:

KB said...

I made Isa's blondies on Friday night for my roommate and my boyfriend and they were gone by noon on Saturday. Then I made a double batch for kickball league games on Sunday but had to run off to the games before they were done, so I pretty much brought a pan full of slightly cooked batter. Finished by the end of the games. I guess you can cook them any way you want to and people still like 'em.

Luana said...

Well written article.

Em said...

Holy crap, these all look so good. Awesome recipes picks, I don't know how I'd choose which one to get if I saw your bakesale!

automate crystal said...

yum...looks yummy and sumptuous..

serving trays by lisa said...

Those mini cupcakes with strawberries look yum!

Milwaukee Computer Support said...

Gorgeous cupcakes! I wish i was at your bake sale.

lace front wigs by emma said...

you are one talented baker!

kate micaela said...

Is there a particle temperature monitoring with this type of recipe?